Casady School
Arts & Sciences Building

For more than 65 years, Casady School has served the Oklahoma City community as a premier independent school in which highly motivated students can flourish in the classroom and beyond. The school’s integrated educational experience offers pre-K through 12th grade students exposure to rigorous academics, competitive sports, moral and ethical principles, community service and fine arts. Casady’s scenic 80-acre campus with more than 25 buildings provides an idyllic atmosphere in which to learn.

Rooted in the Christian faith tradition, Casady School provides daily chapel for students and faculty to experience a time of spiritual refreshment, prayer and worship. When Smith & Pickel was awarded the negotiated project of expanding the school’s chapel, originally built in 1949, the project was to nearly double the facility’s space. The addition of 4,400 square feet of space created two new wings with cloisters for the chapel. The work involved demolishing the existing wood West wing, replacing it with a limestone structure and adding a similar East wing, as well as mechanical updates to the existing building. A 51-foot bell tower with a carillon was tucked into the West wing, and the old gas-fired heating system was replaced with a geothermal system that draws from a nearby lake.

Oklahoma City, Okla.

8,100 square feet

“Problem finding, collaboration and public critique are all critical elements of both the arts and the sciences, and this building will promote both, in both predictable and hopefully new and innovative ways.” Chris Bright, Casady School headmaster

Other projects for Casady School

  • Chapel Expansion
  • Activity Center
  • Student Center
  • Lake Improvements
  • Temporary Labs
  • Math Building (LEED Silver)
  • Middle Division Facility
  • Athletic Center
  • South Locker Rooms Renovation